Devotion in Honor of the Five Holy Wounds

The Five Holy Wounds or Five Sacred Wounds are the five piercing wounds Jesus suffered during the Crucifixion – the nail wounds on his hands and feet as well as the lance wound which pierced his side. Let us meditate on the Five Wounds of…

St. Ignatius’ Prayer for Penitents

St. Ignatius of Loyola was the Founder of the Society of Jesuits. His feast is celebrated on July 31st. St. Ignatius recommended the following prayer to penitents. Take, O Lord, and receive my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding and my whole will. All that…

Devotion to The Holy Face of Jesus

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus became popular in the 19th century after Sister Marie of St. Peter (French Carmelite Nun) had several visions of Jesus and Mary in which she was urged to spread this devotion, in reparation for the many insults Jesus…

A Morning Offering by St. Therese of Lisieux

O My God! I offer Thee all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I desire to sanctify every beat of my heart, my every thought, my simplest works, my thought, my simplest works,…

Night Prayers

The official night time prayer of the Church is the Compline which is recited after sunset and before bed. Here is an alternative form of prayer which can be recited before retiring for the night. It is an excellent opportunity for an examination of conscience…

The Chaplet (Little Rosary) of the Seven Sorrows of Mary

Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows (Mater Dolorosa) is an ancient tradition of the Church. Our Blessed Mother suffered intensely during the passion and death of her Son on the Cross. Seven of her sorrows have been chosen for special veneration. The seven sorrows of…

Prayer After the Reception of Holy Communion

You can find the “Prayer Before Reception of Holy Communion” by St. Thomas Aquinas here. The following prayer written by St. Thomas Aquinas is a prayer of thanksgiving to be recited after receiving the Most Precious Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. I…

Prayer Before the Reception of Holy Communion

Here is a beautiful prayer before Holy Communion written by St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church whose feast is celebrated on January 28th. One can recite this prayer before the beginning of Mass or before receiving the Eucharist. Let us approach the most Blessed…

Prayer for Increase of Daily Holy Communions

The greatest gift Jesus has given us is the Eucharist. He gave us his precious body and blood to sustain us on our earthly journey until we reach Heaven. What a great blessing it is to be a Catholic! What joy it is to be…

Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The first Friday of every month is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus was promoted based on visions of Jesus Christ revealed to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. First Friday Devotion consists of attending Mass, going to confession…

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